Birthday Card Using Bunch of Blossoms by Stampin’ Up!

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Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a relaxing weekend!

Yesterday I posted a video from Stampin’ Up! but for those of you who receive notification of my blog posts via email, the video didn’t show up in the email.  I have no idea why this happens but I’ll try to remember to let you know next time to click the title of the post so that you can see the post in its entirety.

Today I want to share a card I made for a friend of mine for her birthday using the stamp set Bunch of Blossoms.  This is a Two-Step Stamp set which allows you to combine individual stamps to build the final image you want, in the colors you want. In this stamp set you get a whopping 26 pieces!  I’ve pointed out below which ones I used to create my card.

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Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set #141573

 

This was the first time I’d used this stamp set and I did a lot of experimenting to get the look I wanted.  For the petals, I used one color but when I used the stamp on the right (the one with more coverage), I stamped onto my ink pad and then stamped off on my grid paper before stamping onto my Whisper White piece.   The other stamp was used full strength.  I did the same thing with the leaves.  I recommend trying it out and seeing what you like!

I added Wink of Stella to the petals and leaves which gave it a pretty shimmery look!  I embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Petal Burst embossing folder.  My sentiment is from the stamp set Birthday Banners.

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 Product List – Below you can find the products I used to make my card.  For more information or to place an order, click on the pictures.  Any questions, don’t hesitate to email me!

Grid Paper

$11.00

Shaker Card and a Sneak Peek!

Hi Friends!

The Holiday Catalog is almost here (it goes live on Thursday, September 1st)!  I know, it’s still August and it seems kinda early to be thinking about the holidays, but they will be here before you know it!  Don’t let the cover fool you, there are many more items in the catalog besides Christmas ones.  If you’ve ordered from me in the last year, I’ve sent a catalog off to you!  You should have received it by now but if not, I’m sure it will be there tomorrow.  If you don’t currently have a demonstrator and would like a copy, let me know!

Holiday Catalog

Demonstrators are able to preorder items from the catalog early (isn’t that a perfect reason to become a demo??) and one product that immediately caught my eye were the beautiful Fancy Frost Sequins (Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum and white gold).  They are sooo pretty!

As I sat down to make a birthday card for a sweet little girl turning ONE, I knew that the sequins would be perfect for a shaker card! This is an item that can be used all year round, not just during the holidays.

Birthday Shaker Card

I started out embossing a piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock with the Confetti embossing folder.  As you can see from the photo below, the center area is not embossed.  I was able to find the perfect size oval in the Layering Ovals Framelits (this set includes 15 dies) to cut the center out.

Confetti Embossing folder

I attached a window sheet to the front and used our new Foam Adhesive Strips to create the barrier to hold the sequins.  After adding the sequins, I put another window sheet over the top.

It’s hard to tell from my photo, but I cut the number one out with our Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. Very sparkly in person.  All of the supplies I used to create my card are listed below.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Thanks for stopping by!

Shaker card up close

Product List- Click on any of the products and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  Per Stampin’ Up!, I haven’t listed the Fancy Frost Sequins since the catalog isn’t live yet. 

Glue Dots

$5.25

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